A MAGICAL MOUNTAIN SPORTING ESTATE OF SOME 89HA(220ACRES), GLORIOUSLY POSITIONED OVERLOOKING THE DUBLIN MOUNTAINS AND REPLETE WITH A CHARMING PERIOD RESIDENCE, SETOUT IN THE SPORTING LODGE MANNER. THE GARDENS ARE LAID OUT IN A NATURAL STYLE APPROPRIATE TO THEIR MOUNTAIN SETTING AND ARE SHELTERED BY SUPERB SCOTS PINES, BEECHES, MOUNTAIN ASH AND RHODODENDRONS. LOCATED JUST 10 MILES(16 KM) TO DUBLIN CITY CENTRE AND 20 MILES (33KM) TO DUBLIN AIRPORT. A CONVERTED RENOVATED TWO STOREY CONTEMPORARY BELLHOUSE OF APPROXIMATELY 2,300SQ.FT, IDEAL FOR ACCOMMODATION SUBJECT TO PLANNING PERMISSI0N. STABLES AND YARD SIT ADJACENT TO THE MAIN HOUSE AND BELL HOUSE.
The 5,500 sq ft lodge was built in 1792 by George Grierson, whose family were the king's printers in Ireland. In a style typical of the period, the house is an angular affair, embellished with high gables and tall chimneys. It commands an exhilarating view, across slopes clad in bracken and gorse, of the glassy surface of the Glenasmole reservoir nestling in a crevice of the Dublin mountains. Glenasmole Lodge's drive passes through grassy paddocks and plunges under a canopy of Scots pine and shocking pink rhododendrons. Boulders are softly upholstered in rich-green moss, while hoary lichen (an indicator of pollution-free air) clings to the branches of trees. The formal gardens by the house are utterly beautiful. Perfect lawns, rare shrubs and trees, and herbaceous plants are combined with a truly artistic plantsmanship. Acres of woodland, traversed by an enchanting network of meandering paths, surrounds the house, farm buildings and gardens.
On the ground floor of this wonderful residence, there are three reception rooms along the west-facing front, and a kitchen at the rear. The stately, bow-ended dining room is liberally trimmed with gesso-embossed, pine woodwork and has a modern conservatory adjoining. Next door, the reception room is a comfortable family room. In a separate wing, the 32 ft long library is classical, with free-standing pillars and walls ornamented with creamy pilasters and panels. Windows facing east and west are at either end of the room. On the ground floor return, the drawing room is a spacious, almost-square room with two bay windows and a splendid marble mantel salvaged from a house in Harcourt Street. Also on this level is a pleasant study. There are five bedrooms on the first floor, each with an en suite bathroom or shower room. The main bedroom - which has a large dressing room - is above the dining room, and is an elegant, bow-ended, dual-aspect room with windows to the east and west. The house is full of wonderful handcrafted architectural features. The property includes a more contemporary two storey renovated Bellhouse which extends to approximately 2,300sq.ft, farm buildings, stables a tennis court and a swimming pool. Glenasmole Lodge is a gorgeous house in a spectacular setting and perfect for a discerning buyer who wants to live in the wilds of the county within easy distance of the city.